Navigation Links
Red Hair Pigment Might Raise Melanoma Risk: Study
Date:5/9/2013

ble oxygen-containing molecules that can damage cells. These molecules are known as reactive oxygen species, or ROS.

On the other hand, synthesis of pheomelanin might rob skin cells of crucial stores of antioxidants that would otherwise be used to prevent ROS damage.

"We think a new prevention opportunity exists if we can block the form of reactive oxygen damage that the red pigment is producing," Fisher said.

Despite his research, Fisher does not downplay the role that UV rays have in skin cancer risk for everyone -- particularly redheads.

"I want to emphasize that we strongly believe UV is a contributor to melanoma, and UV may actually amplify this red pigment phenomenon," he said. "It still is absolutely crucial for people to avoid sun exposure."

But the knowledge that sun exposure is only one factor in their increased risk of melanoma should prompt redheads to take additional precautions, said Dr. Jeanine Downie, a spokeswoman for the Skin Cancer Foundation.

"Redheads should get more frequent body checks," said Downie, a dermatologist based in Montclair, N.J. "If they have no family history of skin cancer, they should still be checked at least twice a year, rather than the annual check we recommend for everyone else. If they have a family history of skin cancer, they should be checked every three months."

This is crucial since melanoma could form even on a part of the body that is never touched by sunlight.

"The location on one's skin of where a melanoma may occur is not necessarily confined to the sun-exposed parts of the skin," Fisher said. "It could occur elsewhere on the body."

Redheads also should practice vigilant sun avoidance, Downie said. They should use a sunscreen with at least SPF 30, and they should reapply it every hour.

They also should consider wearing broad-brimmed hats when outdoors, sticking to the shady side of the sidewalk and even vacationing in mountain areas rather than at the be
'/>"/>

Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. 2 novel treatments for retinitis pigmentosa move closer to clinical trials
2. Just How Might Exercise Lower Breast Cancer Risk?
3. Programming Implanted Defibrillators to React More Slowly Might Be Safer: Study
4. For Pregnant Smokers, Vitamin C Might Help Babies Lungs
5. Cholesterol Drugs Might Boost Kidney Cancer Survival
6. Some Blackboard Chalks Might Spur Allergies in Kids: Study
7. Mediterranean Diet Might Help Stave Off Dementia
8. Do you obsess over your appearance? Your brain might be wired abnormally
9. Frequently used biologic agents might cause acute liver injury
10. Your Autoantibody Profile Might Someday Help Spot Illness
11. Mindfulness therapy might help veterans with combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Red Hair Pigment Might Raise Melanoma Risk: Study
(Date:4/18/2015)... Canada (PRWEB) April 18, 2015 French ... emotions on food choices when he uttered, “Tell me ... you are.” Using food to cope with stress or ... by Queendom.com indicates otherwise. Data collected from ... genders fall victim to emotional eating, but for different ...
(Date:4/17/2015)... Rosetta Radiology is proud to now ... list of diagnostic imaging services. This solidifies them as ... Upper East Side of Manhattan. , The new imaging ... addition of PET-CT, combined with Rosetta’s state of the ... work with patients through several stages of the cancer ...
(Date:4/17/2015)... 17, 2015 Alcohol and Violence , ... notes that drinking and driving has been the focus ... same time, the link between alcohol and crime received ... and violence and sexual assault, and their relationship to ... NCADD, 5.3 million adults in America were drinking alcohol ...
(Date:4/17/2015)... From the day Dr. Todd Phillips founded ... organization has empowered young people to create meaningful change in ... fresh water and the Gospel to all of Liberia by ... 17 and 27, students, faculty and staff raised $21,000 through ... water and the Good News of Jesus. , During ...
(Date:4/17/2015)... (PRWEB) April 17, 2015 Representatives Jim ... Diagnoses and Treatment Act HR 1849 in congress on ... rates and treatment for patients with the genetic disease. ... the past, would be the first to create a ... appropriate treatment of hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia. This would effectively ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:It’s Not Just A Girl Thing: Queendom Study Reveals That Men Struggle With Emotional Eating Too 2Health News:It’s Not Just A Girl Thing: Queendom Study Reveals That Men Struggle With Emotional Eating Too 3Health News:It’s Not Just A Girl Thing: Queendom Study Reveals That Men Struggle With Emotional Eating Too 4Health News:It’s Not Just A Girl Thing: Queendom Study Reveals That Men Struggle With Emotional Eating Too 5Health News:It’s Not Just A Girl Thing: Queendom Study Reveals That Men Struggle With Emotional Eating Too 6Health News:Narconon Arrowhead Raises Awareness on Alcohol Related Prevention 2Health News:Narconon Arrowhead Raises Awareness on Alcohol Related Prevention 3Health News:The Last Well and Liberty U’s TEN Initiative raises $21,000 to Bring Fresh Water & The Gospel to 7,000 Liberians 2Health News:House Representatives Introduce Bill to Fight Genetic Disease 2
... that it has obtained approval to begin Phase 2 clinical ... IV metastatic melanoma, the most aggressive and deadly form of ... of Provecta in a total of 80 subjects. ... to 20 tumors in each subject. Additional treatment with Provecta ...
... 6 Nuvelo, Inc.,(Nasdaq: NUVO ) today ... in September: Bank of America 37th Annual ... PT Dr. Ted W. Love, Chairman and ... Breakout: http://www.veracast.com/webcasts/bas/37th-annual-2007/id89117822.cfm ...
... Distributed to 27 Providers to Purchase Vehicles, ... today said senior citizens and people with disabilities ... state,s investment of $2.1 million in 27,human service ... buy wheelchair-accessible vehicles. "Senior citizens and people ...
... Sept. 6 The sponsors of two of ... intention to bring,their organizations together within one health ... and the Vincentian Sisters of Charity announced,that they ... for profit,long term care facility operated by the ...
... LAUREL, N.J., Sept. 6 MedQuist Inc.,(Pink ... documentation,workflow technology and services, announces the re-launch ... The site has been completely redesigned with,assistance ... to Scott Bennett, MedQuist senior vice president ...
... Show 6 in 10 Students Suffer Chronic Back ... 6 With two weeks to go until ... across the United States are gearing up to ... event, sponsored by the American,Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Nuvelo Announces Upcoming Conference Calls, Webcasts and Conference Participation 2Health News:Governor Rendell Announces $2.1 Million Investment in Small Transit Vehicles 2Health News:Governor Rendell Announces $2.1 Million Investment in Small Transit Vehicles 3Health News:Area Health Care Providers Announce Plans to Integrate Services 2Health News:MedQuist Re-launches New, Improved Web Site 2Health News:Two Weeks Until National School Backpack Awareness Day 2
(Date:4/16/2015)... April 16, 2015 A drug commonly taken to ... people with multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a study released ... Neurology,s 67th Annual Meeting in Washington, DC ... half of people with MS experience at some point in ... the nerve carrying vision from the eye to the brain ...
(Date:4/16/2015)...  Alexza Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALXA ) will report ... Wednesday, May 6, 2015, following the close of the U.S. ... call and live webcast on the same day at 5:00 ... the financial results.  To access the webcast ... "Investors" link.  Please log onto the webcast prior to the ...
(Date:4/16/2015)... 2015 Mallinckrodt plc (NYSE: MNK ... that it has completed its acquisition of Ikaria, ... billion. The Ikaria acquisition extends Mallinckrodt,s footprint in ... neonatal critical care with INOMAX ® (inhaled ... highly vulnerable patient population. It also accelerates Mallinckrodt,s ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Epilepsy Drug May Preserve Eyesight for People with MS 2Alexza to Report 2015 First Quarter Financial Results and Provide Corporate Update on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 2Alexza to Report 2015 First Quarter Financial Results and Provide Corporate Update on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 3Mallinckrodt Completes Acquisition Of Ikaria 2Mallinckrodt Completes Acquisition Of Ikaria 3Mallinckrodt Completes Acquisition Of Ikaria 4Mallinckrodt Completes Acquisition Of Ikaria 5
... 2012  Sapio Sciences ( http://www.SapioSciences.com ) is pleased to ... release is the result of Sapio,s extensive experience in ... addresses MDx companies, operational needs in a single, integrated ... The molecular diagnostics market is experiencing ...
... Corporation ("Unilife" or "Company") (NASDAQ: UNIS ;  ASX: ... results for the fiscal 2012 second quarter ended December 31, ... Management has scheduled a conference call for ... 2012 ( Friday, February 10, 2012 at 8:30 AM ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Sapio Sciences Announces Exemplar Dx LIMS for Laboratories in the Burgeoning MDx Market 2Sapio Sciences Announces Exemplar Dx LIMS for Laboratories in the Burgeoning MDx Market 3Unilife Corporation to Announce Financial Results for Fiscal 2012 Second Quarter on Thursday, February 9, 2012 2Unilife Corporation to Announce Financial Results for Fiscal 2012 Second Quarter on Thursday, February 9, 2012 3
Disposable tracheostomy care tray....
Disposable tracheostomy care tray....
Disposable tracheostomy care tray....
... Solution For Your Tracheostomy Care Needs, ... features the latest components for efficient and ... task. Designed by clinicians, these latex-free trays ... patient and caregiver. All of our trays ...
Medicine Products: